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Head Start   A child development program founded in 1965 that helps prepare disadvantaged children for school. Established as part of President Johnson's anti-poverty...  
Health Education and Adult Literacy (HEAL)  The Health Education and Adult Literacy (HEAL) Project introduces health education curricula and materials on early detection and control of breast and...  
Health Literacy   Health literacy is the ability to read and comprehend basic concepts and tasks related to health. Health literacy programs include information on how...  
High School Equivalency Certificate   A high school equivalency certificate is a formal document certifying that an individual met the state requirements for high school graduation equivalency...  
High School Exit Exam (HSEE)  Many states require students to pass an exit exam to graduate from high school. Examples include the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP), California...  
Higher-Order Questions   Questions that require thinking and reflection rather than single-solution responses....  
Higher-Order Thinking Skills   Understanding complex concepts and applying sometimes conflicting information to solve a problem, which may have more than one correct answer....  
Highly Qualified Teacher   HIGHLY QUALIFIED.-The term 'highly qualified'- (A) when used with respect to any public elementary school or secondary school teacher teaching in a...  
Holistic Scoring   Holistic scoring is a scoring procedure yielding a single score based on overall student performance rather than on an accumulation of points. Holistic...  
Home Economics Careers and Technology Education Programs (HECT)  Home Economics Careers and Technology Education Programs prepare students to become positive, productive members of families, the workplace, and the community...  
Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO)  The mission of the Home Economics Careers and Technology Unit is to provide high quality leadership and assistance to California high schools in order...  
Human Capital   Human capital represents the knowledge, skills, competences and other attributes embodied in individuals that are relevant to economic activities....  
Human Resource Development System   The myriad public and private programs that are linked by their focus on building the skills and knowledge of youth and adults, including: adult and family...  
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